Today’s topic at The Daily Post is to list three countries you’d like to visit, and why you want to go.
Since I’m from the United States but currently living in China, I really do want to go back to the United States to visit my friends and family. My visa expires February 17, so I’ll be heading back by then. I don’t want to count this as one of my three countries though because I’m from the U.S. and there are at least three other countries I want to visit and/or live in.
Country #1 – Spain. I want to visit (and live in) Spain. Ever since I began learning Spanish, I’ve longed to go to a country where I can practice and improve my Spanish. As a Spanish major, my husband spent eight months in Spain, fell in love with it, and wants to go back, which just intensifies my desire to visit Spain. Furthermore, I’ve always wanted to live somewhere in Europe and love every aspect (that I’ve learned about) of Spanish culture. Spain seems to be an ideal country to visit.
Country #2 – the Netherlands. Don’t ask me why, but I’ve always wanted to visit Amsterdam and then move there. I don’t speak Dutch or really know all that much about Amsterdam, but it just pulls on my heart to at least see it. Incredibly, this desire has not faded at all in the past four years; if anything, it is stronger now than before.
Country #3 – England. I read a lot of Victorian novels as a young girl, and I fell in love with England, its people, and its countryside. Additionally, I love clocks, and London is home to Big Ben. So I would just love to visit the country and see the country that inspired so many of the books that bring back such fond childhood memories. I would even love to live there.
If you can’t tell by now, I love being an expat. Adjusting to different and foreign cultures is difficult, but I love the experience. While I am currently looking forward to my visit to the U.S. to see my family and friends and settle in Portland, OR for a little while (to recover from the shock of China and improve my health after suffering the effects of severe pollution), I am just as eagerly looking forward to moving to a foreign country within a few years.